Clean Tech News Briefs November 14, 2011

EarthTechling looks at a lot of interesting clean tech news daily as we consider what items to have our staff write about. Here are some green tech news gems we found while researching online you might consider reading more on in today’s Clean Tech News Briefs.

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Renewable, clean and free energy for India. The village of Coimbatore in India has decided to go ahead with projects to install wind and solar farms, which will provide the 8,000 residents with free power within the next five years, reports the Times of India.

Solar power in the desert forest. Irrigation of a shelter forest in the Taklimakan Desert, located in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, will be come completely from solar power by 2014, says China Daily. So far, only 12 of the 108 maintenance stations in the area have been using solar power.

Breaking down solar in the real world. Seeking Alpha turns a critical eye to solar energy as it exists today, taking into consideration production and manufacturing costs, and how this form of energy interacts with preexisting ones, as well as the concept of grid parity.

Panasonic and the home of the future. Panasonic is making strides to become a world leader in green technology and home appliance production, reports Triple Pundit, and is creating green options for homes and businesses. They recently unveiled, for example, their Eco Ideas House, which features solar panels, water-saving appliances and energy-saving sensors.

First look at new electric vehicle model. Venture Beat got to take Tesla Motors’ second vehicle, the Model S, for a test drive. It will become available next summer, but 6,500 pre-orders have made it already sold out for 2012.

Occupying everything but the grid. While they might at first glance seem haphazard, Off-Grid.net reports that the Occupy movements that have sprung up around the world are actually great examples of carefully-planned off-grid living facilities, complete with solar panels and other off-grid features.

Laura Caseley is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and a resident of New York State’s Hudson Valley. She writes for several publications and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found painting in her makeshift studio or enjoying the scenery of her hometown.

1 Comment

  • Reply November 15, 2011

    Odd News

    Nice article.

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